[jump] Regular Gimme Noise readers know that I spill a lot of digital ink in this space mocking music-world news. But I'm not going to take potshots at P!nk, who just announced that she's expecting a baby with off-again/on-again hubby Corey Hart. Is the woman is a solipsistic - albeit talented - fool with questionable taste in hairstylists? Yes. Does her practiced sneer make me sick? Yes. Is it a struggle for me to listen to her post-2003 pop songs without puking? Definitely. But even the most wretched, attention-grabbing media whores promoting twisted, idiosyncratic brands of cool today deserve to find happiness and peace; P!nk and Hart have been through a lot in public, and if these two pig-headed personalities can fall into and out of and then back into love, and create a child, and not kill each other and that child, then maybe there's hope for all of us.
Lil Wayne Invites Not-So-Desirable Comparison to Ol' Dirty Bastard
The Social Network Has Soooo Much To Answer For
Seriously? Rolling Stone runs a fairly entertaining piece on drug-fueled, power-hungry young hackers in June and the shit's already been optioned for the big screen? Talk about striking while the iron's hot.
Buena Vista Social Clubbers + Pals Bankroll Def, Stark "Black, White, and Red All Over" Art Statement Attached To Almost-Ancillary Genre Mash-Up
If I was a rich man, I'd definitely have that cover blown up and painted on a wall in my house! Just look at that thing. Evocative, right? Even before you actually hear Afrocubism, you're totally intrigued by the contrast between cryptic ink doodles and dark-red shapes. Get familiar.
Axl Rose Would Like You To Start Anticipating A New Guns'N'Roses Album
Fiery Furnaces To Leave You Questioning Whether or Not You're Really Doing Anything Worthwhile With Your Life
Seriously, what's on your slate for next year? You're going to read more? And quit smoking? Start exercising again? Tell your wife you love her more often? Oh good. Good, good, good. That's good. But Matthew Friedberger has got you beat; next year, he's going to issue eight LP-only records where he concentrates on a single instrument at a time. Which means that there will be a Matthew Friedberger guitar album, a Matthew Friedberger piano album, a Matthew Friedberger harp album, and so on, and given his track record - on Fiery Furnaces discs and his prior solo stuff alike - these subscription-only offerings will be whiz-bang bonkers, whippet-hit weird, tweety-bird-circling-around-your-head-after-a-bonk-on-the-head whacked. Oh, and on top of all that? Expect a new Furnaces album next year, and a solo disc from co-Furnace Eleanor Friedberger. What?